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The Ten Commandments Repeated

Then Moses summoned all Israel and said to them:

“Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the judgments which I am speaking today in your [a]hearing, that you may learn them and be careful to do them. Yahweh our God cut (A)a covenant with us at Horeb. (B)Yahweh did not cut this covenant with our fathers, but with us, with all those of [b]us alive here today. Yahweh spoke to you (C)face to face at the mountain (D)from the midst of the fire. (E)I was standing between Yahweh and you at that time, to declare to you the word of Yahweh; (F)for you were afraid because of the fire and did not go up the mountain. [c]He said,

(G)I am Yahweh your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of [d]slavery.
(H)You shall have no other gods [e]before Me.
(I)You shall not make for yourself [f]an idol—any likeness of what is in heaven above [g]or on the earth beneath [h]or in the water under the earth.
You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God, (J)visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,
10 but (K)showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
11 (L)You shall not take the name of Yahweh your God in vain, for Yahweh will not [i]leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.
12 (M)Observe the sabbath day to keep it holy, as Yahweh your God commanded you.
13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
14 but (N)the seventh day is a sabbath of Yahweh your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male slave or your female slave or your ox or your donkey or any of your cattle or your sojourner who is within your gates, so that your male slave and your female slave may rest as well as you.
15 (O)You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and Yahweh your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm; therefore Yahweh your God commanded you to observe the sabbath day.
16 (P)Honor your father and your mother, as Yahweh your God has commanded you, (Q)that your days may be prolonged and that it may go well with you on the land which Yahweh your God gives you.
17 (R)You shall not murder.
18 (S)You shall not commit adultery.
19 (T)You shall not steal.
20 (U)You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
21 (V)You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, and you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field, or his male slave or his female slave, his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.’

22 “These words Yahweh spoke to all your assembly at the mountain from the midst of the fire, of the cloud and of the dense gloom, with a great voice, and He added no more. (W)He wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me. 23 Now it happened that when you heard the voice from the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, you came near to me, all the heads of your tribes and your elders. 24 And you said, ‘Behold, Yahweh our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire; we have seen today that God speaks with man, yet he lives. 25 (X)So now then why should we die? For this great fire will consume us; if we hear the voice of Yahweh our God any longer, then we will die. 26 For (Y)who is there of all flesh who has heard the voice of the living God speaking from the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived? 27 As for you, go near and hear all that Yahweh our God says; then speak to us all that Yahweh our God speaks to you, and we will hear and do it.’

28 “And Yahweh heard the voice of your words when you spoke to me, (Z)and Yahweh said to me, ‘I have heard the voice of the words of this people which they have spoken to you. They have done well in all that they have spoken. 29 (AA)Oh that they had such a heart in them, that they would fear Me and (AB)keep all My commandments all the days, that (AC)it may be well with them and with their sons forever! 30 Go, say to them, “Return to your tents.” 31 (AD)But as for you, stand here by Me, that I may speak to you all the commandments and the statutes and the judgments which you shall teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess.’ 32 So you shall be careful to do just as Yahweh your God has commanded you; (AE)you shall not turn aside to the right or to the left. 33 (AF)In all the way which Yahweh your God has commanded you, you shall walk, (AG)that you may live and that it may be well with you and that you may prolong your days in the land which you will possess.


  1. Deuteronomy 5:1 Lit ears
  2. Deuteronomy 5:3 Lit us ourselves
  3. Deuteronomy 5:5 Lit saying
  4. Deuteronomy 5:6 Lit slaves
  5. Deuteronomy 5:7 Or besides
  6. Deuteronomy 5:8 Or a graven image
  7. Deuteronomy 5:8 Lit or what is
  8. Deuteronomy 5:8 Lit or what is
  9. Deuteronomy 5:11 Or hold him guiltless